A free-lance creative arts administrator currently based in Vermont, Sue brings experience in the nonprofit sector ranging from strategic planning to event operations. She co-founded the family entertainment enterprise, "Hamlet's House" and has run at least a mile every day this millennium, which she writes about on her Facebook page, Running Broad.
Laura Deal tells traditional, original, and personal tales to children and adults. Hear her stories on YouTube, the Story Story Podcast or on her CD, "The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe and Other Stories." She's published in short fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and also helps people understand the symbols in their dreams. She lives in Colorado with the spouse of her house and two mismatched cats. Find out more at www.LauraDeal.com.
Sara Armstrong is a lifelong educator. She has been a classroom teacher, principal, and has provided professional development over 48 years of service. She is the current chair of the Storytelling Association of California (SAC). She is interested in making connections and bringing people together through story. She has participated in SAC’s “Stories in Living Color” project, as well as local swap programs such as Orinda’s Talespinners event. Her latest book, "Pathways to Well-Being: Helping Educators (and Others) Find Balance in a Connected World," co-authored with Susan Brooks-Young, offers ideas for well-being through empathy, gratitude, being positive, getting focused, kindness, and movement.
Award-winning storyteller Anne Rutherford delights audiences nationwide with funny, moving performances that include tales of personal adventure, Pacific Northwest folklore and prize-winning tall tales. She is also five-time first place winner of the Northwest Folklife Liar’s Contest — so don’t believe everything she tells you. Except when she’s speaking as ASST Treasurer; then she’s drawing on a previous incarnation as a Fiscal Manager to speak nothing but the truth! Currently, Anne is performing and leading workshops online solo and with her husband, Norm Brecke. Find more at annerutherford.com